Groot Constantia Gouverners Reserve Red

Groot Constantia Gouverners Reserve Red

Regular price £29.84 Sale

Groot Constantia Gouverners Reserve Red

Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest estate and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions. In 1685 Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm on Table Mountain, which he named Constantia. Groot Constantia received world acclaim from Napoleon, Bismarck and King Louis Philippe of France who was the biggest single buyer of Groot Constantia wines. They had to sell to the Cape government after phylloxera ravaged the vineyards. Now, the total estate covers 165 hectares of which 87 hectares are planted, at a height of 60 - 280 metres above sea level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.

Vinification
Each varietal was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks with extended maturation on skins lasting 7-9 days. The wine was blended and aged in 225L new French oak medium toasted barrels for 14 months.

Viticulture

Tasting Note
An elegant wine with good concentration of red berried fruit with cedar, peppery flavours and a long finish.

Everyday Serving Suggestion
At room temperature with vegan paella or vegan pasta dishes.

Awards
Bronze (IWSC 2010)

Country / Region / Appellation
ZA / Constantia / Constantia Wine of Origin

Winemaker
Boela Gerber

Additional Resources:
http://www.grootconstantia.co.za/